Riddle me this Batman - Fox and Usama

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    Why is the world does Fox News continue to call Osama Bin Laden - USAMA Bin Laden ????

    Can someone give me a LOGICAL explanation for this?
     
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    Its just a variant on how you can spell the original Arabic name in English. It's technically more accurate.
     
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    "There is no universally accepted standard in the West for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English, so Osama bin Laden's name is spelled in many different ways. The version translation most often used by English-language mass media is Osama bin Laden. Most American government agencies, including the FBI and CIA, use either "Usama bin Laden" or "Usama bin Ladin", both of which are often abbreviated to UBL. Less common renderings include "Ussamah Bin Ladin" and "Oussama Ben Laden" (French-language mass media). The last two words of the name can also be found as "Binladen" or (as used by his family in the West) "Binladin". The spelling with "o" and "e" comes from a Persian-influenced pronunciation used in Afghanistan where he lived for a long time." Osama bin Laden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Same reason Stuttering LimpTard calls Obama - Ubama!

    Usama, Ubama Target Pakistan
    September 20, 2007

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
    RUSH: Usama Bin Laden! Another tape saying he's gonna invade Pakistan and declare war in Pakistan on Musharraf, which, ladies and gentlemen, puts him on the same page with a Democrat presidential candidate. That would be Barack Ubama. Let's go back to August 1st. Ubama gave a speech on counterterrorism, and here's portion of what he said.

    UBAMA: If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets, and President Musharraf will not act, we will.

    November 12, 2007
    RUSH: Ahhhhhh. Okay, now, that sounds like a pretty fiery speech to me, yet it was Barack Ubama who was credited for the fiery speech. But you gotta hear this. This is also Saturday night in Iowa, in Des Moines, the 2007 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Here is Nancy Pelosi's introduction of -- dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut -- Barack Ubama. Queen Bee Syndrome, anyone?
     
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    Yet a look through their archives shows that they apparently wanted the more technically more accurate usage to apply only at the most dramatic time rather than the last 10 years of coverage.
    Did the Arabic consultants over at Fox finally get their memo through that they have been forwarding for years or is Fox just being Dick-ish for the sake of being Dick-ish when the spotlight is the brightest ??

    Kinda like the headlines about HOMICIDE bombers who strapped explosives to their chests and went into markets and buses and churches and taxi stands and train stations that were listed as SUICIDE bombings by everyone else except for the brainiacs over at Fox.

    AWESOME
     
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    Ever notice how many ways there are to spell Khadafy, Qaddaffi, Kadaffi, Qadafy, etc., etc., etc.? It's a different alphabet, so spelling is more convention than correctness.
     
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    They don't want you to confuse it with Obama
     
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    ever seen the names;
    gaddafi
    qaddafi
    kaddafi?

    They are all the same person.

    Not that this has anything to do with anything but partisan hackery.

    no, of course not, there isn't one thing more important going on.
     
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    ya jackass.
     
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    Q-Qh-Qu-Kh-K-aD-Da-F-F-I has been screwed up for decades. Osama has not and now wondering why Fox decided to go down that road now. Seeing as they were the only ones out there last night deciding to wallpaper their channel with what most people would consider the improper spelling of the name of the world's most notorious terrorist. Seems to add to the pin-headed-ness that they so willingly do not seem to want to seem to alter or fix.
     

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